HIV and COVID-19 Basics
People with HIV may have concerns and questions about COVID-19. CDC will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available.
People with HIV may have higher rates of certain underlying health conditions. Older age and underlying health conditions can make people more likely to get very sick with COVID-19. This is especially true for people with advanced HIV (including an AIDS diagnosis) or people with HIV who are not on HIV treatment.
People who are more likely to get very sick from COVID-19, and those who live with or visit them, should take precautions (including staying up to date on COVID-19 vaccines) to protect themselves and others from COVID-19.
For people without HIV taking pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, there is no evidence that currently available medicine used to treat or prevent COVID-19 will interact with PrEP.
CDC recommends everyone stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. People with advanced HIV (including an AIDS diagnosis) or who have HIV and are not on HIV treatment should follow CDC’s vaccination recommendations for people who are immunocompromised.
There is no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines interfere with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV or with antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat HIV. Learn more about the different COVID-19 vaccines.